The Responsibility of the Learned
Lesson from Our Guiding Stars
When the verse ‘those who eat the wealth of orphans unjustly put fire into their bellies’ was revealed, then the Sahabah Radi Allahu Unhum were concerned. Those who had orphans wondered whether it meant that their food had to be prepared separately. To do this on an ongoing basis is not so easy, so they enquired ‘what do we do with regards their rights?’ from Rasulullah Sallallahu `alayhi wasallam. This is indicative if their concern for every aspect of Deen.
O you who believe! Fear Allâh and give up what remains (due to you) from usury, if you are (really) believers. And if you do not do it, then take a notice of war from Allâh and His Messenger; but if you repent, you shall have your capital sums. Deal not unjustly, and you shall not be dealt with unjustly.